The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance concept lawn is a chance to see a multitude of one-of-a-kind vehicles in the flesh, but what you don’t see is how these vehicles actually get on and off the lawn. As I left the Concours I caught the Bugatti Vision GranTurismo Concept—the only one in existence!—doing just that. It…
You need more than just a brochure to convince someone to spend $2.6 million on a supercar. So when Bugatti wanted to tease its upcoming Chiron, the follow-up to its revered Veyron, last year, it had to turn to the special effects wizards at SLGH to fake a CG version for a promo video, because the car didn’t quite…
Car exhausts. Some have one, others have two, more still have more than two. But what is the most optimum number of car exhausts for a car to have? The answer is simple: as many as possible.
This particular Bugatti Type 41 Royale sold for over 20 million dollars at auction. Back in 1950, L’Ebe Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti’s daughter, let it go, along with another car, for a couple of refrigerators.
The Bugatti 100P was an airplane unique in its use and its existence—it was a one-off project by company founder Ettore Bugatti around the start of World War II, and it never got to fly as meant to. A replica of the plane reportedly crashed nose first in a test flight on Saturday, killing its builder.
Carfection and Roadshow’s Alex Goy got a golden ticket to get a look at the design history of the all-new Bugatti Chiron, and one of the biggest revelations is that it was originally meant to look just like a giant bow tie.
“At the time it was a gang,” says Romano Artioli, the man behind the brief revival of Bugatti in its modern form in the early 1990s with the quad-turbo EB110. He claims that rival carmakers shut him out of business. “The Mafia was a troop of boy scouts in comparison.”
Oh, the Bugatti Chiron. Six titanium exhaust pipes getting rid of whatever that two-stage quad-turbo eight-liter engine is spewing out of its 16 cylinders, and a double exhaust tip that does absolutely nothing. Form just doesn’t seem to follow function at the rear anymore.
I know this is sort of a weird metric, but if you take a given carmaker and look at the horsepower of every production vehicle they’ve made, you can see their spread of horsepower. Most long-running car companies have a pretty large spread, but nobody beats Bugatti.
The 261 mph Bugatti Chiron starts at $2.65 million before taxes, if you convert from Euros. It looks better than the Veyron, goes better than the Veyron and cares even less of what we think of it than the Veyron. VW went all in because more is what customers wanted, and the result is more of a cool car.
Wolfgang Duerheimer, head of Volkswagen’s Bugatti marque, admitted that he “can’t get the idea for a four-door limousine out of my head,” in an interview at the Geneva Motor Show. This is great news for all the billionaires out there looking into tow hitches and seating-trailers for their Chirons.
Bugatti finally officially revealed its new Chiron super-mega-duper car, but more importantly, it released its full catalog of Eurotrash models wearing man-bags and stupid t-shirts that cost more than a vital heart transplant.
I have a real love-hate thing going on with Bugatti. Vintage Bugattis are some of the most stunning machines of any type I’ve ever seen. Modern Bugattis are impressive, but fundamentally stupid. This Bugatti Lifestyle brand stuff, though, leaves me completely un-conflicted. It’s a glimpse into some ultra-weird rich…
Chiron, the Bugatti Veyron’s long-anticipated successor to the throne of Bestest Car In The Whole World, is finally here. Like its predecessor, it’s a technical triumph, a pinnacle of automotive engineering, and I think it looks much better, too. Too bad it’s still completely fucking stupid.
Like its predecessor the Bugatti Veyron, the new Bugatti Chiron is a true engineering marvel. It’s a 1,478 horsepower monster capable of doing 261 mph a despite considerable bulk of 4,400 pounds. Here’s some of the goodness that makes the Chiron one of the most technologically impressive cars the world has ever seen.
The 1,478 horsepower, 4,400 pound, approximately $2.5 million Bugatti Chiron has made a splash in the car scene so big you’d think someone drove it into a lake at 261 mph. But we’ve mostly only seen it in blue, and Bugatti has way more color swatches ready for this baby.
You think you know POWER? You think you know OPULENCE? You don’t know shit, and the new one bazillion horsepower Bugatti Chiron is here to prove it. Go drive your Lamborghini into a lake—this is what real luxury looks like.